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of berkeley, california. a couple weeks they get $25 million cash grant from the federal government, senator dianne feinstein by a million dollar equity in the company. they get the $25 million federal government grant. few months after that, they have a public ipo. initial investors al gore and his business partners, see their investment go from $12 million to $80 million due to the ipo. >> sean: how much money are we talking about. to a person that is watching this program, how much of their money was given to these companies because they raised money for the election campaign? >> tens of billions of dollars. >> sean: how much is wasted? >> i think the overall amount has been wasted. there is a number of bankruptcies. they literally gave $1.6 billion to a company called bright source energy which is already $1.8 billion in debt. it lies money every year and we have poured this additional money into it. that company does not have a business model that works. the problem is, because these decisions are being made for political reasons, they really don't care. >> sean: you think it would be d
a worker there. on the same day, across the country, in california, a couple of guys decided to show their machismo in a toys-r-us by pulling out guns and shooting each other. this is not new. it's not something you can blame on the economy. what you can say, though, is that if retailers are going to whip up all of this enthusiasm or decadence, that they should give a sense of no tolerance for any kind of this behavior. >> nina, i got to tell you, you're going down a dangerous path here, blaming the retailer. reminds me when nike comes out with a new sneaker and people on food stamps go there and leave their kids in a car, and all of a sudden urban league is blaming nike for being responsibility. accountability is accountability. >> charges i'm not blaming the retailers per se. i'm saying personal responsibility. it's about the people's behavior. but i think retailers for their own protection need to send out more of a zero tolerance policy. can't blame it on a bad economy. >> sean: there's a cultural phenomenon that whatever the it thing is -- i mentioned over the years, cabbage cat
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